Did you realise the words you choose to use shape your faith and automatically align you with God's word or the world?
"Have faith in God. For assuredly, I say to you, whoever says to this mountain, ‘Be removed and be cast into the sea,’ and does not doubt in his heart, but believes that those things he says will be done, he will have whatever he says. Therefore I say to you, whatever things you ask when you pray, believe that you receive them, and you will have them."
God is not void of faith.
His Word is not void of faith.
His Church is not void of faith, for we have the faith of God.
God is not void of power.
His Word is not void of power.
His Church is not void of power, for He delegated to us His power and authority.
So why don't we see more miracles? Where's the problem?
His people are so often void of speaking what He says!
Every nation and Kingdom has its own language. When I visit a nation that speaks no English, I cannot function properly in communication, in the purchase of items, or the giving of instructions to anyone. Many times in foreign countries I have tried to ask for something to be brought to my hotel room, but it does not appear. Why? Is it because the hotel staff do not like me? Or is it because they don't want me to have the item? Of course not. It is simply a language issue. They do not understand my language. It is because my English language does not operate in that nation.
Many people pray and ask Father to answer their prayer. Then when nothing seems to change they believe He didn't hear them, or that He doesn't want to give them a miracle because they have not prayed enough, or have not been good enough. But this is not how it works. He does not answer prayers because anyone is 'good.' He can and will only answer prayers based on His Word (His Promise). If your need is covered in His Covenant Word, then the answer is always "Yes & Amen" to your request. If what you ask for is contrary to His Word, then it will not be answered with a "Yes & Amen."
His Word Is His Will. If you are unsure what His Will is about something, then go and discover it by reading His Word, or ask someone who knows the Word of God, if they know what it states in His Word. If it is covered in His Word, then you know it is His will and can pray with confidence that when you pray He will hear it and the answer will always be "Yes & Amen." Now you need to simply believe He said "Yes." Once you know you received the "Yes" to your request you go your way believing it will manifest and start confessing His promise. You do not need to pray repeatedly requesting the same thing. This only reveals you did not believe He heard you the first time and said "Yes." So, settle it. Stay in prayer until you know deep within you that He heard your prayer and said "Yes" to your request.
To live and function fully in that nation I must speak their language. When I do, then everything functions properly and easily.
The Kingdom of God operates in this same way. It does not understand and cooperate with the language of unbelief, doubt, fear, guilt or logic. The language of the Kingdom of God/Heaven operates using the language of faith. It is not a Kingdom that uses the language of emotions, or begging, pleading or long theological wordings. It does not operate and respond because someone is a man, or a leader, or the Pope, or a king - it works because you speak its language of faith in God's Word.
When you pray using the language of faith, believing what your prayed was heard and the answer was "Yes and Amen," and you go from the place of prayer knowing you already have what you prayed for, then the Kingdom of God recognises it as faith and what you prayed for manifests into the Earth.
Suddenly you discover that there is a 6th sense called 'faith.'
We grow up in life being taught how to use our five senses of sight, touch, hearing, smell and taste. When you become a born again Christian you have to learn to use a sixth sense - faith. Faith senses something is done, or is happening, before you can use your other five senses to experience it. You can 'know' something before you see, feel or hear anything, because it happened within your heart in the realms of faith.
In my earlier blog regarding Jesus raising Lazarus from the dead, He 'knew' Lazarus would be raised before He saw him or heard him coming out of the tomb. He 'knew' within Himself, in the realms of faith. This is how we must also learn to live. We must learn to 'know' the Word of God is His will and that He is bound to keep His Word, because it is His blood Covenant Word and we must learn to 'believe' that if He said it, then He meant it and wants it to manifest in your life.
Then you must talk as if it is done, even though you cannot see anything has changed. This is because faith is expressed by believing and saying it is done, before seeing it is done with your natural eyesight..
It is easy to see the world and say what the world is saying about everything and anything. That takes no faith whatsoever. Much of the world you live in does not recognise the language of faith in God's Word. It operates in the realms of what they see, feel, touch, hear or smell. They live by their 5 senses. This is not a criticism because that is how everybody learns to live until they accept Jesus into their lives. Suddenly you discover that there is a 6th sense called 'faith.' Just as I grew up in life learning how to live by my 5 senses, I have also grown up in Christ and matured in learning to live by faith, by reading the Word of God and listening to people of faith preaching the Word.
The quote I used above (Mark 11) are the words of Jesus. Jesus also declared of Himself, "I am the truth..." (John 14:6), so it must be true. If Jesus said faith can move mountains, then faith will move mountains in your life today. Look what it states in the letter to the Hebrews:
"Now faith is the substance of things hoped for, the evidence of things not seen. For by it the elders obtained a good testimony. By faith we understand that the worlds were framed by the word of God, so that the things which are seen were not made of things which are visible." (Hebrews 11:3).
Faith is substance. This means it is tangible. Just as money is tangible and is currency in the natural world, so faith is tangible and the currency that operates in the unseen world of the Kingdom of God/Heaven. When I go to a foreign nation I usually have to go to a place to exchange my British currency for the currency that the foreign nation uses in order to purchase anything. Faith is the currency that operates in the Kingdom of God/Heaven. When you use faith filled-words, there is an exchange and what you believe for manifests in the Earth.
Jesus told us to speak to the mountain and it will be moved.. The mountains are subject to God, not vice versa. When you speak God's Word in faith, then the mountain hears the authority of the Word of God and will respond. But you and I must first believe in the authority of God and His Word. If we do not believe it, then we cannot communicate it to the mountain. So, the key is to come to the place to absolutely know God is True, His Word is True and cannot lie and submit to it, trusting His way is the only way, no matter what your logic tells you.
Our 'worlds' are framed by the Word of God. When our 'world', our life, is not in alignment with the Word of God, then His Word will re-frame or restore it. This is why He has given us His Word. It is to live by and have faith in:
"...that He might make you know that man shall not live by bread alone; but man lives by every word that proceeds from the mouth of the LORD." Deuteronomy 8:3
It's time to use the faith He gave us, for the reason He gave it to us. To read the Word of God, know and understand what He says about your situation and say what He is saying about everything and anything! Then the faith, power and authority of Jesus will manifest.
The measure of your faith in His Word, determines how effective the Word is in ordering, or reordering your world. He gave it to us in order for us to mature in faith. As you ponder on and memorise His Word, then it is His kind of faith that grows in your spirit/heart, and when you speak from the place of faith, His Word is released through your confession and enters the world of the unseen that is controlling your 'mountain' and everything begins to become realigned to His Word. This happens simply because you believed and used His Word for its intended purpose.
This passage tells us mountains are moved by speaking to them, not speaking to Jesus, or everyone else, about them. If you don't speak to your 'mountain' then your mountain will continually speak to you and the words of the mountain will tell you that it is immovable, unchangeable, impossible even for Jesus to overcome. So stop listening to the mountain of unbelief and lies and stop quoting the words of the mountain to Jesus when you pray. Start quoting the Word of Jesus to the mountain:
"So Jesus said to them, “Because of your unbelief; for assuredly, I say to you, if you have faith as a mustard seed, you will say to this mountain, ‘Move from here to there,’ and it will move; and nothing will be impossible for you." (Matthew 17:20)
That mountain in your life that states it is impossible to move or is unchangeable, is made changeable when we believe, trust and know the Word is the Word of Truth. It's time for our lives and world to be realigned by using and confessing the Word of God. It is better to align your words with His Word, than align them to everyone else's!